Today I put together an impromptu Jessica Jones cosplay, using some items I had lying around the house. People always ask me if it is hard to put together a cosplay from scratch, and the answer is yes & no. It depends on the character you want to portray. Jessica Jones is a great example of a character that is simple enough to create, just using make up and clothes you may already have.
I am a big fan of the Jessica Jones Netflix series and love her no-apologies sense of humor and bad ass attitude. Her style is quite similar to mine, which is why I had a lot of the clothing items already. The good news is, a lot of the clothes she wears are simple and easy to find in thrift shops or in affordable clothing stores, such as Pennys/Primark. Alternatively, for an even cheaper (not to mention, minimalist) option, consider borrowing some items from friends or family, if possible.
For a DIY Jessica Jones cosplay, you will need:
- Dark hair or wig (my wig is from ebay!)
- A grey scarf
- A leather jacket
- Black fingerless gloves
- Light blue jeans (not pictured)
- Black boots (not pictured)
- A fake or real camera (to be used as a prop)
- Optional: Fake wounds or cuts (for added effect!)
Oh, and having resting bitch face also helps a lot! Jessica Jones takes no shit from anyone.
And there you have it my friends, a easy and affordable Jessica Jones cosplay.
You’ll be the baddest bitch in Hells Kitchen in no time!